Century home renovation and remodeling is becoming ever more popular since century homes are gracefully aging. The memories that have been made in the home make it so special, and an upgrade is necessary after so many years of use. We are here to give you tips on how to update your century home, without losing the original charm of your home!
Leave The Woodwork
From kitchens to living rooms, century homes have detailed wood work that needs to be recognized. It is important to value and keep the traditional features of a century home because they add character, look great, and give the home unique value. Instead, opt for a contrasting color of the wood details. You can also stain the wood a darker color and opt for light colored walls for contrast.
Update The Flooring
A popular trend in century homes is linoleum flooring. Linoleum is now very out of date and makes century homes look very dated. Consider new hardwood flooring or laminate flooring. While hardwood flooring is more expensive, it will give an authentic look. If you are more budget conscious, there are many realistic looking laminate flooring that can instantly bring your floor to life. Regardless, opt for bright and fresh looking flooring. Since century homes tend to have nooks and crannies that can be dark, choose a light colored floor that will make your space look bigger and brighter.
Add The Old Back
Claw-footed bath tubs are making a come-back in designs today. They give an old-world look, but with a modern classy twist. You can also accessorize by bringing back other old elements into your rooms. Ornate mirrors, subway tiles, and patterned floors are all modern, yet charming ways to bring back character into a century home.
Before making any major renovations to your century home, take time to plan the project and find ways to accentuate the charming old time details. It is possible to keep these details, while elevating your living space to the 21st century.
Have you remodeled your century home? What did you do to keep the old charm, but spice up the tired looking pieces? Tell us in the comments below!